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Robert R. Grove

Born: Sat., Sep. 26, 1936
Died: Fri., Mar. 26, 2021


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 29, 2021
Location: Ashville

Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Tue., Mar. 30, 2021
Location: Holy Name Catholic Church

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Robert R. Grove, 84, Ebensburg, died March 26, 2021 at Miners Medical Center, Hastings. Born September 26, 1936 in Ashville, son of the late Joseph Ralph and Ellen (Grimes) Grove. Preceded in death by brothers; Joseph, Tom, George, David, and Gerald “Sonny”, sisters; Dorothy Schenk, Geraldine Grove, Marian Hershel, Edna Lavick, Florence Boes and Adelaide Beldin. Survived by wife of 53 years, the former Anita Toffy, whom he married April 15, 1967 in Coupon, son, James of Florida and daughter, Katya Vallon of Pennsylvania, brothers and sisters; Agnes (Mike) Lidwell, Rose Karabinos, Eleanor Hinzman, Edward (Patty), and Daniel (Janet), sisters in law; Leah Rae Grove and Tracy Grove, brother-in- law, James Boes, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was an Army Veteran. He had worked for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington DC for 11 years and retired in 1997 after 25 years of service as a security guard at St. Francis College, Loretto. Bob enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting coyotes. Life member of the NRA, and member of Loretto American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police and Holy Name Catholic Church, Ebensburg, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM Tuesday, Rev. Brian Warchola, Celebrant. Entombment, Holy Name Mausoleum, Ebensburg. Friends will be received from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Monday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613. Military Rites in charge of Loretto American Legion and other Local Military Organizations. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Dorothy Day Outreach Center, Loretto, PA in Bob’s memory. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com


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David and Christine Behe
   Posted Sat March 27, 2021
We are truly sorry to hear of Bobby Grove’s passing. Although a cousin, Bob was like a brother to David. They often shared many good memories. He will be truly missed. Rest In Peace.

Carla (Pesarchick) Sunderland
   Posted Sat March 27, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Anita and all your family. Having known Bob from childhood and then interacting with him professionally at St Francis he always remembered me. Will keep you in my prayers❤️

Barb Mallory
   Posted Sun March 28, 2021
Anita and family my deepest sympathy. He always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Kent Tonkin
   Posted Mon March 29, 2021
Anita, Katya, and Jim: I am so very sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man whose kindness I will never forget. I hope that comfort will come to all of you in your memories and in knowing just how many people Bob helped in his lifetime.

Donna Weiland
   Posted Wed March 31, 2021
So sorry to hear of Uncle Bobby's passing. My love and prayers to Aunt Anita and the rest of the Grove family.

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